Archive for October, 2009

D’excellentes nouvelles pour les expatriés libanais dans la belle île de Montréal, Québec et le Canada en génerale. Depuis hier, des vols directs entre Beyrouth et Montréal seront disponibles.  – Great news for Lebanese expats in beautiful & freindly Montréal. As of yesterday, direct flight to and from Beyrouth to Montreal are available. In the words of […]


I’m a fervent fan of Family Guy (watch all episodes), to my shock many in Lebanon are still not aware of such humour. This comes a bit late for an introduction with Season 8. Relations between Catholicism and Judaism Continuing tensions in the Middle East impacts on the relations between Jews and Catholics in the […]


A petition has been launched by 35 participating pubs & restaurants in the Gemmayzeh area to ban smoking in their venues (public areas, you may smoke at the door though). This is not the first attempt, but it pleases me to see civilzed occupational safety and health regulations, which prohibit tobacco smoking in Gemmayzeh. Sign […]


Le pluralism culturel : espace d’échange ou de conflit? Dans le cadre du Salon du Livre francophone de Beyrouth Les  Editions L’Orient-Le Jour ont le plaisir de vous convier à une conférence-débat autour du livre de Bahjat Rizk Les identités culturelles collectives Avec la participation de Samir Frangieh, Michel Hajji Georgiou et Bahjat Rizk Modératrice: […]


On October 23rd an Extraordinary World Congress will be held in the old “Club Libanés” to vote for the amendments suggested by the Bylaws amending committee chaired by the Past President Anis Garabet. Address of the “old” club: ‎ Hermes 67 col. Crédito Constructor Deleg. Benito Juárez México D.F. 03940‎ ‎+52 (55) 52289933‎ Please refer to the […]


A preliminary probe into two explosions in southern Lebanon seemed to indicate that Israel had planted spy gear in Lebanese territory, a violation of a cease-fire agreement between the two countries. The explosions, according to the UNIFIL peacekeeping force, were caused by the detonation of two Israeli underground sensor devices, apparently planted during the 2006 […]


The International Committee for the Safeguarding of Tyre announced on Wednesday the launching of the League of Phoenician, Canaanite and Punic Cities. The league will be part of the Tyre Foundation, a new international organization that is to include about 30 cities located on the Mediterranean coast. It will aim at reinforcing cooperation between the cities on […]



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